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Meet Mary Jo "Josie" Patterson

I am a Minneapolis /St Paul Magazine Super Real Estate Agent and multi-million dollar producer. Partnered with my husband Jim, we have marketing strategies and current staging ideas that have been proven to sell homes. Residing in Chanhassen and Eden Prairie for over 30 years ,we have first hand knowledge of the schools and communities critical to relocating families. As members of the Helgeson/ Platzke Real Estate Group, we were the # 1 home selling team for Coldwell Banker Burnet in 2015 with 371 homes sold in the Twin Cities.

Business Philosophy

Our business philosophy is simple: We strive to deliver a positive experience for every customer. This is accomplished through the collaborative efforts of the many members of our team who are dedicated to the success of your housing transaction. We’ve been getting high marks from our home buying and selling customers in Minnesota and western Wisconsin since we opened for business in the 1970s. It is our plan to continue this tradition. We look forward to serving you.


The Brace Helgeson Group has always led the way in emerging real estate technologies. As a home buying or selling customer, you can be confident that we will employ the most current technological tools to successfully market your home or make your home search an efficient process. This includes featuring your home on more than 20 websites for a robust Internet marketing presence.

Mission Statement

Since 1973, Coldwell Banker Burnet has been guided by a set of principles. Over the years, they have been modified to reflect a changing environment, but the basic mission has remained the same. Our Mission is: To create and promote positive experiences for our customers and communities. To create and promote opportunities for personal growth. To create and promote change and innovation. To create and promote a fun, fulfilling and respectful environment.